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Pink tax ahead in early Nevada returns

Updated November 7, 2018 - 5:46 am

Nevada voters apparently were thinking pink when they voted Tuesday on Question 2.

As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, the measure, which would exempt feminine hygiene products — tampons and sanitary napkins — from sales and use taxes through the end of 2028, was leading with 56.7 percent casting a yes vote.

Voters in Clark County backed the measure with 59.7 percent of the vote.

The Nevada Legislature nearly unanimously backed striking down the so-called “Pink Tax,” and the exemption becomes law if approved.

Opponents of the measure warned that approving the exemption could result in the loss of between $900,000 and $1.3 million in sales-tax revenue annually. They viewed the proposed exemption as unsound public policy, noting that 36 states don’t have such an exemption.

This is a breaking news story. Check back here for updates.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at rvelotta@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3893. Follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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